MOTOR SPORTS—With an average speed of 102.989 mph, HAP SHARP of Midland, Texas in a Chaparral won the Los Angeles Times Grand Prix for sports cars in Riverside, Calif. by 11 seconds over Jim Clark and his Lotus.
TRACK & FIELD—RON CLARKE, Australia's great distance runner, who already holds world records at 5,000 and 10,000 meters, three, six and 10 miles, added two more to his list at a meet in Gee-long, Victoria when he ran 20,000 meters in 59:22.8, lowering the world mark by 5.8 seconds and, continuing, covered 12 miles, 1,006 yards one foot 10 inches in an hour, adding 46 yards to the one-hour record. The old marks were set two years ago in Auckland, New Zealand by Bill Baillie.
According to the New China News Agency, CHEN CHIA-CHUAN tied the world record for the 100-meter dash with a clocking of 10 seconds at an exhibition meet in Chungking.
MILEPOSTS—HIRED: To replace Dick Sisler as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, DON HEFFNER, 54, a coach for the New York Mets the past two years.
DIED: MILLER ANDERSON, 42, winner of two silver medals for diving at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, of a heart ailment in Columbus, Ohio. Anderson, a bomber pilot in World War II, flew 112 missions over German-held territory. On his last, Anderson's plane was hit by flak and his left leg was shattered as he bailed out. The leg was repaired, but Anderson had to learn to dive all over again when he returned to Ohio State after the war. From 1942-48 he won three Big Ten, four NCAA and eight AAU titles.
DIED: WILLIAM B. (Deacon Bill) McKECHNIE, 78, Hall of Fame manager and winner of four National League pennants with three different teams, in Bradenton, Fla. The mild, soft-spoken McKechnie was not a very good major league ballplayer (he batted .234 in 546 games as an infielder with four teams between 1907 and 1920), but he was considered one of the most skillful managers in history. From 1922 to 1926 McKechnie led the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning the pennant and the World Series in 1925. After a year as a St. Louis Cardinal coach, McKechnie was made manager of the Cards and promptly won the 1928 pennant. When the Cardinals lost the series in four straight games to the Yankees, McKechnie was demoted to a St. Louis farm club in 1929. He was brought back to the Cardinals in July, however, and finished the season as the team's manager. The next year McKechnie quit the Cardinals and became the old Boston Braves' manager until 1937 (in 1933 the fourth-place Braves won 83 games, the most for the team in 17 years). From 1938 through 1946 McKechnie managed the Cincinnati Reds and won two straight pennants (1939 and 1940) and a World Series (1940). Fired after the 1946 season because of fan resentment over his "old-fashioned" way of managing. McKechnie worked for the Cleveland Indians as a coach until he retired from baseball in 1949.